Synopses & Reviews
"Edited by Laurence Sutin, son of the principals, this memoir opens to the easy-lived reader of these days the searing reality of human beings in the midst of their own self-inflicted destructive worst, namely, war. And, of course, at the same time can be seen the apogee of the power of human intelligence in the face of incredibly horrible challenges to survival. In their own separate word groupings, these two Polish Jewish refugees recount details of their lives in their home area of Eastern Poland during the years of World War II. The result is that the reader is slammed between feelings of admiration for the intelligence and spirit of self-preservation exhibited by the survivors, and loathing for the depths to which human beings are capable of descending." Washington Post Book World (Copyright 2006 Washington Post Book World Service/Washington Post Writers Group)
About the Author
Jack and Rochelle Sutin
have been married for over fifty years and have two children, Cecilia and Lawrence, and three grandchildren. They have lived in Minnesota since 1949.
Lawrence Sutin is the author of critically acclaimed Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick. He is also a regular essay commentator for Minneapolis Public Radio. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at Hamline University.